Sally Clements is a freelance trainer and project manager who has worked in national, regional and local roles for the past 20 years to enable children, young people and their communities to experience and take part in the arts.
She has a breadth of perspective. Sally is an Arts Award adviser, trainer and senior moderator and an Artsmark validator and moderator and these roles enable her to support a range of organisations and encounter many diverse approaches. Recent work with Youth Music and South West Music School has ensured a thorough understanding of music education policy and practice both in and out of school. She has developed a number of professional networks to facilitate reflective practice and learning and share quality practice across art forms.
Sally undertakes regular contracts to help shape and inform organisations, guide them through change and build resilience for the future and is particularly skilled in interpreting education and youth work policy and initiatives to find opportunities for arts engagement and to demonstrate how the arts contribute to other agendas.
Sally worked with Catch22 for three years to build their arts offer to young people and is an Associate at UNITAS informing their arts programmes working with YOTs across the country. Recently she has assisted Trinity College London and Arts Council England to consult with the sector and inform the development of Artsmark for youth justice organisations and she continues to write resources and strengthen this programme supporting this sector to develop their arts provision. She has undertaken much research to inform how the Arts Award qualification can adapt to ensure that marginalised young people can achieve the qualification and is regularly consulted on arts education policy and practice.